A concert of Indo-Pacific democracies

On his week-long tour of Asia, United States (US) Vice President Mike Pence has been promoting a vision of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region, characterised by unimpeded trade flows, freedom of navigation, and respect for the rule of law, national so

13 November 2018

What to expect from the ASEAN Summit

It is that time of year again when leaders from all over the region congregate and discuss key issues facing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

12 November 2018

IRENA and ASEAN to scale-up renewables

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have forged a new partnership which aims to scale up renewable energy deployment in the region and advance the transition towards an energy sustaina

2 November 2018

‘Our Eyes’ to combat terrorism

Defence ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to share intelligence in order to combat future threats of terrorism, radicalism, violent extremism, and other non-traditional threats in the region.

22 October 2018

Making women in leadership a norm

For every 100 men in leadership positions at the managerial level and above globally, there are fewer than 40 women in positions of a similar level. In Asia Pacific, the ratio falls to around 25 women for every 100 men.

6 October 2018

Southeast Asia: Victors of the trade war?

The latest round of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods was met with a similar tariff on US$60 billion worth of American exports to China.

4 October 2018

Indonesia are champions of ASEAN debates

Indonesia, represented by Universitas Indonesia (UI) have emerged as champions of the Gandhi Memorial ASEAN Debate Competition 2018, organised by Kuala Lumpur based Gandhi Memorial Trust (GMT).

3 October 2018